Jim Blasingame to reveal the unprecedented to Newburyport Chamber: The simultaneous shifting of two 10,000-year-old paradigms

Leading business expert, broadcaster, author and futurist delivers keynote address at the Greater Newburyport Chamber annual meeting


At the annual meeting of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry this week, award-winning business expert, Jim Blasingame, will reveal why there is so much anxiety in the marketplace today for both customers and businesses: For the first time in history, technology is shifting two 10,000-year-old paradigms at the same time.

Internationally recognized as “The Voice of Small Business,” Blasingame is author of the new, award-winning book, “The 3rd Ingredient: The Journey of Analog Ethics into the World of Digital Fear and Greed” and host of the syndicated radio program, The Small Business Advocate® Show, now in its third decade.

“We’re very excited about having someone with Jim Blasingame’s credentials deliver the keynote at our annual meeting and awards dinner,” said Frank G. Cousins, Jr., President and CEO of the Newburyport Chamber. “The ideas Jim will present are extremely timely, and will be invaluable to our members. Plus, his decades-long devotion to local chambers of commerce makes him one of us.”

“What an honor to be invited to participate in the annual celebration of the rich history of leadership demonstrated by members of the Greater Newburyport Chamber,” said Blasingame. “It’s always fun and fulfilling to work with the true stewards of a local economy, the chamber of commerce.”

Blasingame's newly released fourth book, "The 3rd Ingredient: The Journey of Analog Ethics into the World of Digital Fear and Greed," has already received a Gold Medal from Axiom Business Book Awards. His third book, the multiple-award-winning, "The Age of the Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance," has sold 100,000 copies since 2014.

For his work and leadership on behalf of small businesses and chambers of commerce, Jim received the coveted “Champion of the Chamber” award by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. He has also received national awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Association of Small Business Development Centers, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council and New York Enterprise magazine. TALKERS magazine has recognized Blasingame as one of the most important radio talk show hosts in America.

The Small Business Advocate® Show is the flagship brand of the media company, Small Business Network, Inc. (SBN), of which Blasingame is founder and president. SBN produces and distributes multi-media small business resources worldwide. Insperity is the Presenting Sponsor of all of Blasingame’s media productions.

The SBN Web sites are: SmallBusinessAdvocate.com and AgeoftheCustomer.com. The Small Business Advocate®, The Age of the Customer®, and The 3rd Ingredient®, are registered trademarks of Small Business Network, Inc.


Davonna Blasingame
Small Business Network Inc.